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SLIPKNOT Announces First-Ever 'Knotfest At Sea'

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, SLIPKNOT, has announced its first ever cruise event, Knotfest At Sea. Furthering the global expansion of the Knotfest experience, the inaugural voyage of the Knotfest At Sea cruise will set sail from Barcelona on August 10, 2020, returning on August 14. Knotfest ...

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See First Trailer For DAVID ELLEFSON-Produced Horror Film 'Dwellers'

Ellefson Films, the new film production company run by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and his partner, music and film producer and industry exec Thom Hazaert, has partnered with musician, filmmaker and actor Drew Fortier ("Zen From Mars", "Her Name Was Christa") on an original horror film titled "Dwellers", with Fortier writing, directing, and starring. Additionally, ...

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The Legacy Of The Dark Lands - BLIND GUARDIAN

The seeds of the incredibly ambitious BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA project were planted back in the nineties. Singer Hansi Kürsch and guitarist André Olbrich, core members of the extravagant and decadent German power metal outfit BLIND GUARDIAN, spurred forward the goal for them to craft an elaborate orchestral album since they were at that ...

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The Repentless Killogy - SLAYER

It is fitting that the last music product released before SLAYER's final live shows is a document of the band's previous show at the same venue, the historic Forum in Inglewood, CA, just outside of Los Angeles city limits. The vaunted violence of vintage SLAYER mosh pits has slightly calmed as the band has gotten ...

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ROBERT PLANT Is 'Sure' He Will Make Another Album With ALISON KRAUSS

Robert Plant says that he is certain he will make another album with Alison Krauss. Released in 2007, their "Raising Sand" collaboration won Grammy Awards for "Album Of The Year", "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album", "Record Of The Year" for "Please Read The Letter", "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals" for "Rich Woman", and "Best Country Collaboration ...

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Songs The Night Sings - THE DARK ELEMENT

Although her contribution to the NIGHTWISH story will be overshadowed by those of her predecessor and successor, Anette Olzon always had the right voice for bright and pop-driven symphonic metal. In many ways, THE DARK ELEMENT is a much more fitting project for her talents. On "Songs The Night Sings", the Scandinavian band keep the ...

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Biolume Part 1 – In Tartarean Chains - MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY

Heavy metal's obsession with hell below has been well explored and overly dissected since the genre's beginnings. But for every heavy metal songwriter who praises Satan and shouts about witches, there are almost as many who look to the terrifying unknown of the stars above for their metallic inspiration. Australian musician Dis Pater has become ...

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METALLICA Donates $100,000 To Wildfire Relief Efforts

METALLICA has announced a new donation of $100,000 to help wildfire relief efforts in the state of California. The band made the donation through its All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism. Wildfires have ...

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KISS Performs 'It's My Life' Live For First Time (Video)

KISS played the song "It's My Life" live for the first time during its set Friday night (November 1) aboard the "Kiss Kruise IX". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The group' setlist was as follows: 01. Say Yeah 02. Larger Than Life 03. Strutter 04. Watchin' You 05. Got To ...

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METALLICA's ABC Book Preview: 'K' Is For Kirk (Video)

"The ABCs Of Metallica", an alphabetical history of one of rock's heaviest bands, METALLICA, will be released on November 26 via Permuted Press. Featuring hard-rocking rhymes and bold illustrations, "The ABCs Of Metallica" looks back at the remarkable history of one of rock 'n' roll's most celebrated groups. Each letter of the alphabet highlights a ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Says IRON MAIDEN Performs All Of Its Songs In The Original Key: 'We Don't Detune, Like Some Other People Do'

During his October 27 spoke-word appearance in Vienna, Austria, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson talked about his vocal warm-up technique and his insistence on performing the band's songs in their original key. He said (see video below): "People ask me, 'How do you warm up your voice before a show?' And, actually, I do about ...

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FRANKIE BANALI Says JAMES DURBIN Quit QUIET RIOT 'Almost Immediately' After 'Hollywood Cowboys' Was Delivered To Record Company

In a recent interview with the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali explained the circumstances around singer James Durbin's abrupt departure in September, as well as his health status after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Durbin reportedly left QUIET RIOT "to concentrate his time and efforts on his solo career" and ...

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ROB CAGGIANO: 'VOLBEAT Was Never Really A Metal Band'

Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linea Rock recently conducted an interview with guitarist Rob Caggiano of Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether VOLBEAT wanted to tinker with their "formula" on their new album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound": Rob: "I'll ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MACHINE HEAD's Entire Warsaw Concert During 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary Tour

Professionally filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD's entire October 19 concert at Progresja in Warsaw, Poland can be seen below. The show, which was part of the European leg of MACHINE HEAD's 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut, "Burn My Eyes", was originally livestreamed via the group's Facebook page. Building on the band's previous ...

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SOILWORK Releases Brand New Song 'Feverish'

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Feverish". The track is being made available digitally along with a new version of their last album's single "Stålfågel", featuring ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz. Commented the band: "We have all been feverish. We have all sometimes given in to the temperature rising inside of ...

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1979 - MOTÖRHEAD

An inevitable step after the death of a beloved musician such as Lemmy Kilmister is the posthumous release of products pitched with the promise of paying tribute to that musician's legacy, many of which are cynical cash grabs that are essentially the music version of Malibu Stacy getting a new hat. Luckily for MOTÖRHEAD fans, ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MACHINE HEAD's Entire Bochum Concert During 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary Tour

Professionally filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD's entire October 14 concert at RuhrCongress in Bochum, Germany can be seen below. The show, which was part of the European leg of MACHINE HEAD's 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut, "Burn My Eyes", was originally livestreamed via Nugs.tv. Building on the band's previous "An Evening With…" ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Releases First Limited-Edition Rum

British heavy metal pioneers JUDAS PRIEST are preparing to release their first spirit. With absolutely no room for compromises just like the band's music, the Judas Priest Spiced Rum packs a punch with spicy notes of arrack, vanilla, burnt sugar and raisins. At 37.5% ABV, it's a warming and smooth rum with layers of flavors ...

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